This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from February 1st (agenda, Slack archive).
- Reminder that we’re now onto 4.7.3 with 4.7.2 going out last week
- Still going through the
customize component ticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. backlog, identifying quick wins to add to the next release and then larger issues to tackle for the next major release A release, identified by the first two numbers (3.6), which is the focus of a full release cycle and feature development. WordPress uses decimaling count for major release versions, so 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, and 3.1 are sequential and comparable in scope.
- We’re in need of patch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing. contributors.
- Tickets currently in the 4.7.3 milestone: should be read as “next minor release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality.” and tickets are prone to punting.
- The Editor team is working on a prototype, but otherwise has no other urgent updates.
- The REST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/. team is also quiet this week, but will be meeting in-person next week.
Trac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. Ticket(s)
- #39701: Do not allow editing users from a different site in REST API
- related to multisite Used to describe a WordPress installation with a network of multiple blogs, grouped by sites. This installation type has shared users tables, and creates separate database tables for each blog (wp_posts becomes wp_0_posts). See also network, blog, site users handling
- Discussed adding a
?global parameter to the API An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. to enable managing multisite users, in 4.8 or later
- REST API currently is essentially a single-site API, this ticket is one of the ways it behaves inconsistently regarding user management
- @jnylen0 would like to make it behave more consistently like a single-site API for now, until we can thoughtfully and carefully add support for multisite
- #39256: REST API: Multiple issues with setting dates of posts
- Really needs more eyes, ideally in the form of failing/passing unit tests and patches
- @jnylen0: These two issues are backwards-incompatible and the penalty of fixing them now, while not many people are using the API yet, far outweighs the pain of having to support and work around them in the future, essentially forever
- #39696: REST API: Filter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. which links get embedded when passing the ?_embed query parameter
- coming along nicely, but probably not as important for a point release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality.